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Jan 23, 2013 12:00am PST
mateo city residents to support a ban on leaf blowers. >> it is a waste of energy and gasoline and the smell of the engine really is what bothers me. >> favoring a ban? >> i would. >> definitely not. if they had a solution for leafs, but no, not a ban. >> this device has convinced the city council to experience for themselves the noise the leaf blowers make and the problems they cause. they reviewed how loud they get and their effectiveness in a demonstration at a local park. >> i am leaning toward a full blain on leaf blowers. >> he says the issue began as one of noise and then questions arose regarding the health affects on workers as well as anyone within range of the blowers. that's what botherses this council -- bothers the councilmember. >> breathing in. what is being blown in whether it is fungus or bacteria. >> landscaping companies are worried about the affect on their business. that's why jack matthews opposes it. he says the financial impact has to be considered. >> it has been calculated two to three times as much time will be required to do the equivalent amount of work. >
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
clamp down on emission from coal burning plants and push for adopting new energy efficiency standards for home appliances. executive director of the sierra club said they are hearten by the president remark and renew vow to respond to the threat of climate disruption. >> path towards sustainable energy source will be long and sometimes difficult. but american not resist the transition. we must lead it. >>reporter: now critic say climate change action could cost not only money but jobs. we know a lot more as the president outlines details in his up come state of the union address. >> thank you. >> the president also became the first in u.s. history to mention the word gay during an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. [applause]. >> president obama has been criticized by gay rights activist in the past for moving too slowly with policy changes. today human rights groups laud the president for the strong stand on gay rights. >> he has been criticized in the past. again. for those but today was of
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